French apparel company Lacoste has launched a special collector’s series of polo shirts which includes a design by Michael. R.E.M.’s lead singer is one of twelve “influencers” invited by Lacoste to offer their own twist on the iconic polo for the upcoming Holiday Collector’s Series.

Michael’s shirt is a two tone photographic image depicting a crowd at a stadium concert from the perspective of a performer on stage. The chaotic crowd image contrasts against colors of the Lacoste petit piqué fabric that both obliterates detail and accentuates silhouette. Michael’s image was originally in red as part of the Visionaire 54 Sport issue, a collaboration with Lacoste to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

“What many people do not know about Michael is that he is an accomplished photographer as well as a musician,” explains Cecilia Dean, co founder and editor of Visionaire. “This photo captures both of his sides: it was taken as a photographer while also a performer on stage.” Michael’s polo comes in three colors for men (green, grey and ivory) and another three for women (fuchsia, grey and ivory). Each is packaged in an LP album-inspired sleeve.”


VISIONAIRE is a multi-format album of fashion and art produced in exclusive numbered limited editions. Since spring of 1991, has offered a forum for works by both famous and emerging artists from around the world as well as personalities, fashion designers, art directors and image-makers.

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